Adoption Stories Then and Now – Alan and Rebekah

by | Feb 16, 2017 | Adoptive Families Blog

then and now alan and rebekah.jpgToday, Lifetime Adoption is sharing another adoptive couple’s story in our blog series “Then and Now.” Our Lifetime adoptive family today is Alan and Rebekah from Texas.

They have been blessed twice through adoption: they adopted their son Eli through us in 2013, and just brought home baby boy Oliver!

As they started their second adoption journey with Lifetime, they shared, “We are SO excited about starting the adoption process for baby #2!! We adopted our precious baby Eli through Lifetime years ago and we are all ready for another baby and a sibling for Eli to grow with and love on!” 

Read about their journey to adoption, their cherished experiences and inspirations!

alan rebekah profile.jpgA bilingual couple, Alan and Rebekah wrote their adoption profile for birth mothers to learn more about them in both English and Spanish! They shared, “We’re excited about adopting another precious baby! We are a fun-loving family who is passionate about living life to the fullest and enjoying all God has given us. We love to explore new places, discover new things and taste new foods… but the BEST part about life is that we get to be parents!

Together we enjoy playing, laughing, eating, walks to the park, time with family and friends, visiting new places, working in the yard, working on our home, playing games, watching movies, and serving in the ministry. Our son, Eli, is a joy in our life and we were thrilled to adopt him at birth. Daily life in our family is cooking together, going on adventures, exploring the outdoors, and laughing till our tummies hurt. We love discovering new places and making happy memories!”

Through infant adoption, Alan and Rebekah were blessed to adopt a baby boy, Eli, in 2013. Then, just a month ago, they adopted another baby boy, Oliver!

alan and rebekahs son eli.jpgAfter their first adoption, they emailed us:

“We are SO blessed! We have been praying for Eli’s birth mother every day. At the hospital, we did let her know that if she ever wanted to open up communication to more than annually, that we would be more than happy to give her updates/photos more often or whenever she requested.

God had His hand in our adoption every step of the way, and Lifetime was wonderful (and will be for our next adoption!) Our journey has been such a blessing, and as we continue to stay in contact with our birthmom, we appreciate more and more what an amazing gift she gave to us in little Eli!

young boy snuggles with his newly adopted baby siblingThen, just last week, they emailed their Adoption Coordinator at Lifetime:

“We are hoping to finalize Oliver’s adoption within the next several days. Here’s a sweet photo of Oliver with his proud big brother Eli. Thank you so much for everything y’all have done! Praise the Lord for His indescribable gift!”


In one of our adoption webinars, Alan and Rebekah shared about waiting for just the right match with a birth mother. They share tips on how you can have a healthy, positive perspective on open adoption.

Tune in and discover how you can cope with your adoption wait. You can watch this webinar, “Alan & Rebekah’s Story,” at

Heidi Keefer

Written by Heidi Keefer

Heidi Keefer is a Content Creator for Lifetime Adoption and has over 15 years of experience in the field of adoption. An author of thousands of articles and social media posts over the years, Heidi enjoys finding new ways to educate and captivate Lifetime’s ever-growing list of subscribers.

Heidi has a keen eye for misplaced apostrophes, comma splices, and well-turned sentences, which she has put to good use as a contributor to Lifetime’s award-winning blogs. She has written and published hundreds of adoption articles which explore the various facets of domestic infant adoption today.

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